Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A 16.93 cm TL specimen (girth 28 cm) caught from Quebrada la Compania, Columbia weighed 1.125 kg (G. Kelley, IGFA application for all-tackle records, pers. comm., 10/2002).
  • Lima, F.C.T. 2003 Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38504)
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Distribution

South America: Trans-Andean river basins of Colombia.
  • Lima, F.C.T. 2003 Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38504)
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Trans-Andean river basins of Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

35.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504)); max. published weight: 470 g (Ref. 40637)
  • IGFA 2001 Database of IGFA angling records until 2001. IGFA, Fort Lauderdale, USA. (Ref. 40637)
  • Lima, F.C.T. 2003 Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38504)
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Type Information

Paratype for Brycon henni Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 79169
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Locality: Caldas, Columbia, Caldas Department, Colombia, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1913. Indiana University Studies. No. 18: 26.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquaculture: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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